The inspiration when making the First Edition is to capture all of the classic Central Otago Pinot Noir attributes in a wine that is immediately approachable. On the nose this First Edition has intensity and concentration. Bright red fruits and lovely balance are the first two quality markers. On the palette there is a subtle interplay between plush fruit weight and a precise thread of acidity. The finish has a sweet element that carries the bright fruit to clean, lasting finish.
This year’s First Edition Pinot Noir comes from two of the older sub regions in Central Otago. A combination of Alexandra and Gibbston Valley. We selected these two sub regions to deliver the First Editions hallmarks of immediate drinkability and that classic Central Otago fruit profile. The fruit was handled with classic Central Otago winemaking techniques. A portion was aged in stainless steel tank, rather than barrel, to ensure fruit freshness was retained and the wine is instantly appealing.
The First Edition is intended to show the lighter side of Pinot Noir. This means it’s more suited to lighter meat dishes such as medium rear lamb rack, duck or smoked salmon. The subtle smoky elements will also pair nicely with meats cooked over an open flame
Total Acidity: 5.6 g/l
Gold - New Zealand International Wine Show -2022
Gold - National Wine Awards of Aotearoa NZ - 2022
Wine Orbit - 5 Stars
Sweetly ripe and inviting on the nose with dark cherry, thyme, toasted nut and floral aromas, it's succulent and beautifully rounded in the mouth delivering juicy fruit flavours with silky texture, offering delightful drinking.
Residual Sugar: Dry
Harvest: Hand picked between 20th April
and 7th May 2020